Is Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 happening? after all, the Disney Plus Star Wars series set the records for the streamer's most-watched premiere ever. With only six episodes, the show has always been considered as a limited series, and fans are wondering if Disney and Lucasfilm have any plans to release another season.
Obi-Wan actor Ewan McGregor and Darth Vader actor Hayden Christensen have both expressed that they're open to returning for Season 2, but we'll share more about that later.
You can check everything said about the potential return of the popular Star Wars spin-off, with quotes from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, director Deborah Chow, head writer Joby Harold, and the actors involved in the Star Wars show. This is a spoiler-free article, so feel free to scroll through below.
Is Obi-Wan Season 2 officially confirmed?
Disney and Lucasfilm haven't officially confirmed that Obi-Wan Season 2 is in the works. However, considering that this Disney+ spin-off is set 10 years before A New Hope on the Star Wars timeline, there's a lot of time and potential stories left to explore.
Everything said about Obi-Wan Season 2
While the possibility of Obi-Wan getting renewed for Season 2 remains unclear, the cast and crew of the beloved Star Wars series have shared their thoughts about the show's potential return.
What head writer Joby Harold told Deadline Crew Call podcast suggests that Obi-Wan willl just be a standalone spin-off.. "Beyond being asked about it constantly, I've just been thinking about this for so long as a close-ended story that my mind is so focused on this as a limited [series], that I haven't thought beyond it," he said "But he's a great character, they're all amazing characters."
Director Deborah Chow told Radiotimes that "this story was very much conceived to be its own standalone," but went on to explain: "I mean, there are of course more stories that you could tell. There's obviously another 10 years before we get to A New Hope and with a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think even just watching him ride across the sand sometimes is interesting. So, who knows? It's hard to say right now, but it was not the intention."
Darth Vader actor Hayden Christensen shared similar thoughts. "Well, it was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character. You know, I think there's certainly more there to explore and I would be so excited to get to do so," he told Radiotimes, adding that he "would certainly be open to" appearing in a potential Season 2.
The 41-year-old Canadian actor has previously said he'd be interested in his own spin-off. When asked if he'd be open to leading his own project, in reference to the comic books and novels that feature Vader as a main character, he told ET Online: "Absolutely, I think this is a character that resonates in our culture in a very profound way, and there's certainly more there to explore."
Just about every major player involved in the Obi-Wan TV series is keen to return for another season, and that includes the Obi-wan actor himself, Ewan McGregor.
"It was made as a one-off limited series," McGregor told Entertainment Weekly. "And in a way, it does do what I wanted it to do in terms of bridging a story between 3 and 4 and bringing me closer to Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan in A New Hope. And so, for sure, that's true." He added: "Yeah, I would like to make another one."
"I hope it's not the last time I play him," he told Radiotimes. "I hope I do it again. I'd like to do it again." He commented: "I mean I had such a great time doing this, I'm sure we can think of a few more stories before I turn into Alec Guinness. Don't you think?
The actor shared similar thoughts to GQ: "I really hope we do another," he told the outlet. "If I could do one of these every now and again – I'd just be happy about it."
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is not shutting down the possibility for Season 2. "It's certainly something we talk about," she told EW.
"Mainly because everybody came together and had such an incredible time," she continued. "Ewan had an incredible time. Hayden had an incredible time. So certainly from that point of view, everybody involved would love to see this not end. But we have to really spend our time asking the question: Why would we do it? If we were to decide to do anything more with the Obi-Wan character, we'd have to really answer the question why?"
Kennedy sounds onboard with another season. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, she explained; "Well, frankly, we did set out to do that as a limited series. But I think if there's huge engagement and people really want more Obi-Wan, we'll certainly give that consideration because the fans, they speak to us. And if we feel like, 'OK, there's a real reason to do this; it's answering the why then,' then we'll do it. But we'll see."
Series composer Holt has shared her thoughts on the likelihood of Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2. During an interview with Star Wars News Net, Holt talked about her work on the Star Wars series, and she was asked if she would return for a potential second season. "I don't know," the composer said as a conversation she had with director Deborah Chow affirmed that "it's sort of a completed story."
Although the first season of Obi-Wan Kenobi ended in a positive note, there may not be enough character development left to make Season 2 worth making.
Obi-Wan Season 2 Cast Speculation
If Obi-Wan Season 2 is officially confirmed, the new episodes can bring back a lot of still-alive characters. There's also a chance that they could appear in other Star Wars projects.
Here's a list of still-alive characters who could stilli return for Obi-Wan Season 2:
- Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Vivien Lyra Blair as Princess Leia
- Hayden Christiansen as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker
- Kumail Nanjiani as Haja Estree
- O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Roken
- Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa
- Maya Erskine as Sully
- Grant Feely as Luke Skywalker
- Rupert Friend as The Grand Inquisitor
- Sung Kang as Fifth Brother
- Moses Ingram as Reva Sevander
- Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars
- Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun Lars
Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney Plus.
Disney Plus and Lucasfilm have announced the released of a new behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is set to release on Disney Plus Day (September 8).
You can watch the trailer below: